Father Christmas has chosen Class 4 to house an elf during Advent. He watches to see if we’re naughty or nice. Each evening he flies all the way back to the North Pole with his Christmas magic to report back to St. Nick! He sent him to us on December 1st. We thought very carefully about what we could name him. After lots of deliberation, we decided on Elvis Buddy! He loves his name.

There is only one rule we must follow to see Elvis Buddy tomorrow.

We mustn’t touch him as his magic might go and Santa won’t hear all he has seen or he knows.

He will listen to us and we can tell him our wishes.

The gleam in his eye and his little bright smile shows us he is listening and noting our file.

Each day Elvis Buddy gets up to mischief in and around our classroom. Take a peek at his antics so far…

Bury Netball Rally

Last night, pupils from our netball team participated in a netball rally against other schools in the local area. Our team came 2nd in their division – which is an incredibly pleasing result. The girls played amazingly as a team considering that they have had very little practise so far. They played five games; won two, drew two and lost one. Miss Moore and Mrs Bourke were very proud coaches on the side line!

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Stop! Animation in Progress!

The pupils in Mrs Bourke’s and Miss Lavelle’s classes have been studying the genre of graphic novels in literacy. They have focussed on a ‘superhero’ theme and have written their own comic book stories in class. Following this, a stop-animation expert from the BBC visited school and helped the children turn their work into a multimedia project. Many thanks to Mr Mayer for visiting school and helping the children with this wonderful project. Keep your eyes peeled for the forthcoming videos!

Shooting Their Way To Third…

This week our girls’ netball team participated in a rally hosted by St. Monica’s RC High School. Twelve schools competed and our team managed to finish in third place – fantastic! As always, the girls represented St. Philip’s RC with a superb attitude which reflected their excellent manners, respect and all round fair play. Well done!


World Book Day

Pupils have today celebrated World Book Day. The children have spent the day dressed as their favourite ‘book title’ or character, donated money to charitable reading causes and participated in reading-related activities throughout the day. Below is a video, which was shown as part of Mrs Bourke’s Y1 assembly; it highlights the love of reading at St. Philip’s RC. More updates to follow ASAP!